Defining Darkness is the newest book in the Royal Bastards MC shared world series. We haven’t seen one of these in a few weeks, but we’re back, baby. And I’ve signed up for more to come, yay! This one is the first book for the Tampa chapter. And it’s the story of Nycto and Eva.
So, Eva and Ivy are sisters from Cuba. They were grabbed by a couple of guys and shoved into a shipping container along with several other women. They are about to get sold off. Then the container opens up and some bikers come grab all the women out of the container and shine lights at them. Eva gets dragged into a van, screaming for her sister all the way. Ivy gets dragged into another van, and then Eva gets drugged. When she wakes up she gets put into a windowless room that is lit only by red lights.
Nycto is the pres of the Tampa chapter of the RBMC. He likes the dark. A lot. And I think he might’ve been a Poe fan in a different life. He’s been a delivery man in a trafficking ring, but when he opens the shipping container and sees Eva, there’s just something about her that calls to him, and he has to have her. So, he takes her. Which of course, causes all kinds of trouble.
I had a really hard time warming up to Nycto. I mean, a really hard time, and it took a long time to do it. Now, normally that isn’t so much of a problem, and we all know that I love me a good bad boy, but there was something about Nycto that just made it hard for me to really like him or even warm up to him. At the end, I did like him. Not a whole lot, but I liked him.
I like Eva too, most of the time. I thought that she made some bad choices sometimes, but overall, I thought that she was pretty strong. I do think that she was a little overprotective of Ivy. And is it bad that Ivy is my favorite character in the book? I love the way that she is warped.
No spoilers on this one either. Go check it out! Happy reading!